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Leona Marie Schellhorn Eick

October 16, 2009
Reinbeck Courier

Leona Marie Schellhorn Eick, 92, Waterloo, died Saturday, October 10, 2009, at Allen Hospital.

She was born June 19, 1917 in Waterloo, daughter of Henry C. and Ida Pries Schellhorn.

Leona married Harold W. Eick September 20, 1936 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Artesian, IA. He died February 25, 1998.

She was baptized July 15, 1917 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waterloo. She attended rural and parochial schools and was confirmed March 29, 1931 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Artesian, IA. She was employed as an inspector at Powers Manufacturing for 27 years, retiring in 1980.

Survivors include three sons, James (Kathleen) of Iowa City, Lloyd (Rose Ann) of Waterloo and Wayne of Rio Hondo, Texas; two daughters, Carol Hildebrandt of Waterloo and Nancy Berwig of Deerfield Beach, FL; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Lenora Lysdahl of Grantsburg, WI., Dorothy Eick of Brandon, S.D., and Dorothy Schellhorn of Hudson.

Preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold and Lester Schellhorn.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Public visitation will be from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway and for an hour before services at the church on Saturday.

Memorials may be directed in lieu of flowers to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Valley Lutheran School.

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The Eick's lived in Bremer County until they moved to Reinbeck, IA from 1942 to 1953. The family moved to Waterloo where Leona became active at Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was a member for the past 57 years. Leona especially enjoyed being involved with her church guild and circle activities and her many friendships. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and playing cards, but most of all, she loved her family get-togethers.



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